ELIUD KIPCHOGE MARATHON TRAINING: GLUCOSE BIOSENSOR MONITORS GLUCOSE IN REAL TIME.
ELIUD KIPCHOGE MARATHON TRAINING: GLUCOSE BIOSENSOR MONITORS GLUCOSE IN REAL TIME. Kipchoge explores real-time glucose tracking for NN Mission Marathon.
Our MARATHON section today presents a technical novelty that could have a big impact on the Athletics of the future, both in tartan, asphalt or mountain running.
ELIUD KIPCHOGE MARATHON TRAINING: GLUCOSE BIOSENSOR MONITORS GLUCOSE IN REAL TIME
The NN Running Team announced today that they’ve started a partnership with Abbott, to support the athletics performance program. Eliud together with other NN Running Team members train with Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor to monitor their glucose levels, to help them achieve optimal nutrition intake.
The NN Mission Marathon at Twente Airport, the Netherlands on April 18 will be the first time Kipchoge will wear Abbott’s biosensor in a competitive marathon. The goal of the tracking system formed by the sensor and mobile app, is to control the runner’s glucose levels before and during competition, to help you achieve optimal nutritional intake.
The NN Mission Marathon at Twente Airport, The Netherlands, on April 18, will be the first time Kipchoge has used Abbott’s biosensor in a competitive marathon.
ELIUD KIPCHOGE MARATHON TRAINING
Launched in 2020, this project had a first application in elite cycling. It was used by elite teams in the preparation of the Tour de France. Now, in 2021 it takes a step further to the great professional athletics, literally, of the fastest marathoner on the planet. The biosensor is designed to measure glucose in athletes over the age of 16. Its use allows athletes to correlate their glucose levels and athletic performance.
The biosensor is not intended for medical use. It is not intended for the diagnosis, treatment or follow-up of a disease. If true, it is based on Abbott’s FreeStyle Free continuous glucose monitoring technology, developed for people living with diabetes. From there, this is the first sports product that allows its application in alternative fields to diabetic treatment.
To do this, athletes carry a small biosensor (such as a 2€ coin approx.) on the upper back of the arm. The biosensor reads and transmits glucose values in real time and can be used for up to 14 days. The user automatically receives real-time glucose data every minute. It does this through Bluetooth wireless technology, designed to work with compatible mobile apps and wrist readers.
The system has been approved under the CE (Conformité Européenne) trade mark and is therefore an over-the-counter consumer product throughout the European Union. Tracking and understanding glucose levels allow athletes to feed properly through nutrition to help avoid fatigue from low glucose levels and know when to recover during training and competition to maintain maximum performance.
MARATHON TRAINING WITH GLUCOSE TRACKING: SPORTS NUTRITION.
Proper nutrition at appropriate intervals allows athletes to maintain a stable glucose level during endurance activities, which is important for controlling energy in general and avoiding muscle fatigue. A study published at the American College of Sports Medicine confirmed that an athlete who understands the effects of their nutritional intake will be more likely to improve their performance during exercise.
Something logical, on the other hand, that any veteran bully has experienced in his own flesh by suffering the dreaded “pajaras” for not fulfilling the necessary hydration/nutrition in each race. In addition, research has shown that understanding glucose levels in real time can serve as a guide nutritional intake to help improve muscle recovery and athletic performance.
The first few months of development have seen how it has been associated with some of the best Teams of the Tour de France, who are already carrying the Libre Sense biosensor in training as part of an observation test. Through this experience, each cyclist has been able to track their glucose data to help inform them about personal eating strategies, according to their consumption and recovery guidelines.
MARATON KIPCHOGE TRAINING: STATEMENTS.
Eliud Kipchoge. “Using Abbott’s Libre Sense has transformed my training program. I am learning how my glucose levels relate to my running performance and have already started to see how quickly small adjustments can make a big difference. I am honored to work on this project, which hopefully will help athletes around the world to better understand the relationship between nutrition and performance to help them improve.”
Abbot: “We’ve utilized our breakthrough sensing technology to help world-class athletes like Eliud and everyday athletes alike live up to their optimal potential,” said Duncan Williams, divisional vice president, Biosensor Technology, Abbott. “Libre Sense will help make glucose monitoring commonplace in athletic performance training and help enable athletes to fuel their peak performance.”
MARATON TRAINING: PREPARING NN MISSION MARATHON, (18th APRIL-TWENTE, THE NETHERLANDS)
The last competitive marathon kipchoge will play or before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will be the Dutch event to be held at an airport. To perform at its best, Eliud and the NN Running Team have been training in Kenya using Libre Sense for the past month.
Valentijn Trouw, performance director of Global Sports Communications:“After training with Abbott’s biosensor, we’ve been able to quickly develop new insights into high-performance, endurance training nutrition and hydration. For example, we are exploring a shift in timing of pre-race and race-time carbohydrate fuelling to net maximum benefit. Abbott’s biosensor enables us to build personalized nutrition plans based on glucose data in order to deliver peak athletic performance and a competitive advantage. The NN Mission Marathon will be an excellent opportunity to show how important glucose insights can make a real difference in performance.”
Marleen Vink-Rennings, marketing manager of Global sports communication.“For the NN Running Team and our athletes we choose to partner up with brands who like to drive innovation in sport. Abbott already has a strong appearance in running and together we would like to improve the sport, not only in running, but in multiple sports. Not only for elite athletes, but to help everyone make improvements in their health.”
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